Thursday, May 31, 2007

May rain

After a hot dry sunny April, May poured with rain and the garden grew lush.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

April Open Day maze

Photograph by Caroline Ames

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Open Day woad

Bright yellow woad flowers brighten up the onion bed.

Open Day tulips

There were still some tulips in flower, although not the display we had planned before the hottest April on record.

Open Day plant sale

Demand was overwhelming and a queue built up at the shop... by the end of the day nearly everything was gone. Beautifully grown herbs, flowers, vegetable seedlings - all the surplus sown by the children in the previous months was snapped up.

Open Day maze

Those who accomplished the treasure trail around the gardens were allowed a go on the new (and still) immature herbal maze. It seemed the fairest way to ration it.

Open Day 29th April

General view of the gardens with tulip White Triumphator in the foreground and the plant shop in the background.